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    Detective Comics #225 (DC, 1955) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. By far the nicest copy of this key issue on CGC's census (at this writing, the only one graded above VF 8.0)! We'd never seen this book with such bright colors before, either, and that's what sets this far apart from the many above-average copies in the FN/VF range that have come onto the market.

    The first Silver Age comic book in the opinion of many, this is the origin and first appearance of the Manhunter from Mars (later better known as the Martian Manhunter), and therefore the first significant introduction of a new superhero in the 1950s. The character (aka J'onn J'onzz) has remained popular through the ensuing years; in fact, you can still see him on the Cartoon Network today! Not only did Mr. J'onzz not appear on this cover, he didn't appear on any comic book cover until Brave and the Bold #28, five years later. Detective being Batman's book, cover billing naturally went to the Caped Crusader, drawn by Win Mortimer.

    Quite simply a memorable copy, and one of the best DC offerings in this auction. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $9,300. CGC census 9/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher.


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    November, 2008
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
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